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03 Jun, 2014, 09:00 ET Baltimore Announces Summerlong Celebration to Honor the 200th Anniversary of the Writing of Our National Anthem

 To honor the 200th anniversary of the writing of our national anthem in its birthplace, Baltimore is bringing American history to life through...


05 May, 2014, 11:31 ET Historic Edgar Allan Poe House to Reopen in Baltimore This May

Baltimore is calling all literary thrill seekers! The Poe House, a National Landmark where legendary American writer Edgar Allan Poe once lived,...


10 Feb, 2014, 10:54 ET Baltimore Launches "Absolutely Febulous"

Baltimore has unveiled a first-of-its-kind promotion, Absolutely Febulous, a super-sized version of Restaurant Week, Hotel Week and Museum Week...


22 Apr, 2013, 10:00 ET Baltimore Commemorates A Trifecta Of Historic Events This Summer

America's history will come to life in Baltimore this summer with three historic commemorations marking important moments in the creation of our...


24 Jan, 2013, 12:47 ET Baltimore Offers Special Packages During Hotel Week February 8-18

Money-Saving Packages Available for Valentine's Day and Presidents Day Weekends during Baltimore Hotel Week Did you give your wife a vacuum...


07 Nov, 2012, 10:18 ET Baltimore, Maryland, Welcomes Same-Sex Marriage With Dedicated LGBT Microsite

Maryland Voters Uphold Law to Legalize Same-Sex Marriage Beginning January 1, 2013 The ballots have been counted and the people have spoken...


09 Feb, 2012, 11:16 ET Star-Spangled Sailabration Event in Baltimore Launches National Bicentennial of the War of 1812

  Dozens of International Tall Ships and Navy Warships to Anchor in the Waters Where "The Star-Spangled Banner" Was Penned...


17 Nov, 2011, 09:30 ET 200 Years in the Making: Baltimore Kicks Off Week-Long Star-Spangled Sailabration Starting June 13

Dozens of International Tall Ships and Gray Hulls Expected for Baltimore Festival Commemorating War of 1812 Baltimore will have all hands on deck...


28 Jun, 2011, 12:53 ET Play More and Save More in Baltimore This Summer

Baltimore has launched its "Play More and Save More in Baltimore" promotion, offering affordable ways for travelers to experience the city this...


21 Jun, 2011, 12:06 ET The Largest African American Festival on the East Coast Features National Acts Charlie Wilson and Chrisette Michele

Baltimore will celebrate music, life and culture at the 2011 African American Festival taking place July 2 – 3 at M&T Bank Stadium. Every...


18 May, 2011, 10:19 ET "Ladies and Gentlemen...Start...Your...Engines..." Downtown Baltimore Transforms Into a Racetrack for the First Ever Baltimore Grand Prix

Baltimore is gearing up for a spectacular three-day "festival of speed" over Labor Day weekend with the inaugural Baltimore Grand Prix street...


06 Apr, 2011, 12:09 ET Baltimore Honors 150th Anniversary of the First Bloodshed of the Civil War

This month Baltimore will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, as it was in Baltimore that the first blood was shed. The city has...


23 Feb, 2011, 10:48 ET Lincoln's Secret Passage Through Baltimore Re-created to Kick Off 150th Anniversary of the Civil War Events

Today Baltimore began commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War with a unique recreation event.  Warned of a possible...


21 Sep, 2010, 12:28 ET Find Your Happy Place in Baltimore This Fall With Four Extraordinary Arts & Cultural Exhibitions

The "Find Your Happy Place in Baltimore" campaign continues this fall with a diverse mix of arts and culture offerings. With your pick of four new...


07 Jun, 2010, 11:41 ET Baltimore's Charm City Circulator Offers Free Transportation to Popular City Attractions

Traveling around Baltimore just got even easier!  Today the city announced that its free and overwhelmingly popular Charm City Circulator...


27 May, 2010, 09:15 ET Find Your Happy Place in Baltimore This Summer

After successfully attempting to set a Guinness World Records™ for the largest human smiley face earlier this month, Baltimore is now...


20 May, 2010, 15:11 ET All-Star Lineup for Baltimore's 9th Annual African American Heritage Festival

Baltimore is giving families the perfect Father's Day weekend celebration this year, with the 9th annual African American Heritage Festival taking...


14 May, 2010, 06:00 ET Baltimore Sets Record for World's Largest Human Smiley Face

Under guidelines provided by Guinness World Records™, Visit Baltimore smiled its way to setting the new record for the world's largest human...


17 Sep, 2009, 10:00 ET Baltimore's Extraordinary Arts Scene Expands With New Exhibits This Fall

Baltimore has much more to offer this autumn than foliage and crab cakes. This fall, arts and sciences come together to present "Heroes and...